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Fried Cod………yum!

I first want to start by saying that when you purchase fish make sure that you are getting fresh wild caught fish.

Farmed fish may be less expensive but those fish are not fed natural diets, they do not contain as much omega 3’s, which is one of the reasons it is good to eat fish. They are also often colored with artificial food colorings. Bleck! USA waters seem to be less polluted than others as well.

ALL fish across the world does have levels of mercury and other heavy metals. It is just in our waters. So if you have a sensitivity to these metals, but you still want your omega 3’s you have other options.

Cod liver oil (I recommend Nordic Naturals liquid, lemon flavored)

Flax seed, fresh ground



But…….if you want fish—-here you go. Enjoy!


This was especially good with homemade french fries, and sweet potato fries.

Deep Fried Cod


Coconut or peanut oil

½ cup fresh-ground whole wheat flour

½ tsp aluminum-free baking powder

¾ cup water

1 egg

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp paprika


½ cup brown rice flour

2 pounds cod cut into 1 inch strips


            Heat oil to 350°F one inch deep in a cast iron skillet. In a bowl combine the wheat flour, baking powder, water, egg, salt, pepper and paprika. Refrigerate while assembling the rest of the ingredients, or up to 1 hour.

            Working in small batches, dredge the fish in the rice flour, then dip into the batter. Carefully place the strips into the hot oil. Fry the fish until browned on each side, about 2-4 minutes per side, depending on thickness of fish. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels or brown paper bags. Season lightly with sea salt. Serve with fresh squeezed lemon juice or Tartar Sauce.

Tartar Sauce:

2 tbsp good quality mayonnaise

½ tbsp sour cream

½ tsp Tamari sauce

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

¼ cup dill and garlic pickles, finely chopped

Juice from ½ lemon

Sea salt to taste

Dash of cayenne pepper


            Mix all of these ingredients together. Serve. Refrigerate any remaining sauce.

Copyright © 2009

By Tiffany Perez

Tiffany’s Table L.L.C.

All Rights Reserved.


5 thoughts on “Fried Cod………yum!

  1. Tiffany, thanks for a great recipe! I used sprouted spelt flour for the whole wheat. We LOVED the fish!

    Posted by Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS | April 20, 2010, 4:11 pm
  2. I followed the link from Wardeh’s post to find your recipe. We finally had some fresh cod availabe at the market and I made it last night. Just wanted you to know that we loved it!! My daughter also loosely followed your recipe for tartar sauce and everyone declared it the best. Thanks for posting!!

    Posted by Connie | May 11, 2010, 12:15 pm


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